October 16, 2021

Acer’s swanky new gaming monitors marry high resolutions with ultra-fast speeds

If you’ve feel the need for gaming speed, Acer’s newly announced trio of ultra-fast high-resolution monitors might just catch your eye. In addition to abundant pixels and screaming refresh rates, all three also offer adaptive sync technology for...

If you’ve feel the need for gaming speed, Acer’s newly announced trio of ultra-fast high-resolution monitors might just catch your eye. In addition to abundant pixels and screaming refresh rates, all three also offer adaptive sync technology for buttery-smooth, tear-free gaming experiences, as well as TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe-certified screens designed to emit less blue light than standard LCDs. Maybe that’ll help you get to sleep more quickly after a long late-night gaming session.

The most interesting display actually rocks the lowest resolution. The 27-inch Predator XB273U NX pictured above features a 2560×1440-resolution IPS display—PC gaming’s sweet spot—but pushed to insane speeds. It hums along at a blistering 265Hz when overclocked, with a 0.5-millisecond grey-to-grey response time. Acer said the monitor is “HDR capableâ€� without offering more detailed specifics (don’t expect true 1000-nit HDR visuals) and says the screen covers 95 percent of the DCI-P3 spectrum.

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